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i'm nick giovanni. before you head out the door, we'll hit the road with larry miller in just one second. he has your timesaver traffic. right after erica grow runs through the yellow alert day for us. that's right. it is a yellow alert because of the showers we already had. we'll see more showers for the rest of the morning commute and they're -- there's going to be on and off rain throughout the day. as we head into the afternoon, there's the potential for some thunderstorms. here's a look at the day planner. 76 degrees at 8:00 a.m. 81 degrees at noon. the potential for a thunderstorm really arriving right around noon. a cold front is on the way. that will eventually bring us some drier air. on satellite and radar, you can see the streams of showers approaching but the heaviest rain has moved out for the time being. right now it's 70 in frederick. 75 in downtown washington and 70 in culpeper. we'll talk about some drier air for friday in the first alert seven-day. time for timesaver traffic and larry miller. one of the biggest headaches this morning taking place on the outer loop of the beltway between the spur and river road. we had an accident, even a disabled tractor-trailer. the tractor-trailer has been moved. the accident now on the
shoulder but the delays are getting significant. a live look from sky 9 shows us how things are shaping up in that area. we'll be able to see at least a mile and a half backup at this point. commuters need to add anywhere to 20 to 30 minutes to their drive time to get around this mess. traveling northbound on 395 south of seminary road, you see an accident on the right shoulder. agreement by on the left side. your next traffic update coming up in ten minutes. we'll send it over to you. a baltimore judge is expected to make a crucial decision today in the freddie gray case. >> whether the trial should be moved out of baltimore or stay in the city. at issue is whether the six officers accused in gray's death can get a fair trial in baltimore. all six have pleaded not guilty. remember, they will be tried separately. there could be some new obstacles to an agreement over police body cameras in the district. at issue is the public's access to those videos. just yesterday mayor muriel bowser submitted a proposal to the city council that would allow police officials to with
hold some footage captured by the cameras. some councilmembers say this backtrack from a proposal bowser made just last month that would have given the public more access to the video. it's one of the wealthiest school districts in the country. >> but this morning fairfax county public school leaders are faced with a task of cutting roughly $100 million from the school budget. >> nikki burdine is live outside south lakes high school in reston. to quote you at 5:00, you said no money, more problems. what's on the chopping block to solve this problem? >> reporter: yeah, exactly. no money, more problems. this is one of the largest school districts in the country but their budget is even larger. school administrators hope you have the answers. they held a public meeting last night in reston to try to come up with answers. they had parents, school administrators, students, even teachers coming in and giving their suggestions v.a. ya this online tool.
where should this money come from? some of these ideas included increasing class sizes which by the way has happened four of the past five years. cutting athletic programs or band programs, even cutting staff positions like social workers or assistant principals. the reason for all these cuts? another year of growth. the school system added 3,000 students. plus state mandated retirement changes and growing health care costs. as you can imagine, school leaders are worried. >> any business leader knows, any family knows that you can't continue to respond to increased needs, increased costs without any new revenue. and it's impossible to cut year after year after year and not have some appreciable impact on our system. >> reporter: school leaders say they blame the state mandated requirements as well as the fairfax county board of supervisors. really no answer is going to be a good one because in some way
it will impact the students. if you'd like more information, we have it on our wusa9 mobile app. coming up in the next half-hour more on what parents think should be done. live in fairfax county, i'm nikki burdine, wusa9. new this morning state police in arizona are calling it a case of domestic terrorism. >> investigators are looking into ten possible shootings in the last 11 days all along a stretch of interstate 10 in phoenix. >> let's bring in mike hydeck for the latest on the investigation. this has got to be terrifying for drivers making that trek. >> reporter: this is really scary because interstate 10 goes right through the center of phoenix. so it's in a populated area, too. again case of domestic terrorism is what they call it. this time it was a white pickup truck that was hit by gunfire on that major arizona interstate 10 which goes right through downtown phoenix. it hit the passenger side of a window of this pickup truck. these random shootings have been going on since august 29. so far no one has been hurt but police are worried not everyone is going to be that lucky.
>> it is just a matter of time if this behavior continues that we have tragedy on our roadways. >> members are being earned to be aware of their surroundings when possible. police say they are ramping up patrols on the ground and in the air. guys, back to you. >> reporter: happening today, a gun rally on capitol hill. first at constitution at 11:00 a.m. the main speaker? andy parker whose daughter was gunned down, murdered on live tv. you may remember her of course alison parker. we cannot forget her, a wdbj reporter in roanoke, virginia. she was attacked during a morning live shot just last month. she and her photographer adam ward were both killed. their interviewee seriously injured. andy parker, her dad, withdraw his name from a local county race in order to dedicate all his team he says to his new
mission in memory of his daughter. >> it's really going to be more beneficial i think to be alison's dad when i confront legislators and congressmen to do something to act on reasonable gun legislation. this is a marathon and not a sprint and imtea it for the -- i'm in it for the long haul and in it for alison. >> reporter: okayers of today's rally have been using social media to get their message out. i'll check twitter and i'll have the latest on the movement coming up at 6:30. we're live on capitol hill, delia goncalves, wusa9. 15 states have suffered a setback in their fight to block president obama's new clean air standards for power plants. yesterday a official appeals court rejected their legal challenge. the president's plan would require states to make dramatic cuts in carbon emissions from existing power plants. west virginia is one of the
states leading the opposition. a former tennis pro is mistaken for a suspect slammed to the ground and handcuffed by at least five police. coming up find out what jail blake says should happen now. >> plus, dramatic video of flood waters so powerful, they're tearing homes off foundations. see for yourself when we return. >> we're keeping a close eye on how things are shaping up along the outer loop of the beltway at river road. an accident and a disabled vehicle causing significant delays. we'll bring you a live picture. plus, we'll help you get around the mess coming up after the break. stay close. every cup has a story.
put down the dark roast you've been putting up with and reach for the one you deserve. welcome back. 6:10. i'm first alert meteorologist erica grow. it's warm and muggy. the rain has moved out for the most part. we have a break in the clouds right now over the weather cam. we're looking at current temperatures at the moment witnesses' a -- witnesses' still a muggy 7 -- where it's still a muggy 75 degrees downtown. there's the crescent moon and venus on the weather cam. we'll see more passing showers as we head through the morning commute. our high temperature only around 80 degrees today. quite a contrast from the high of 94 we had yesterday. there's a chance for thunderstorms as we head into the afternoon as well. we'll talk more about the rain and the weekend forecast coming up in the first alert seven-
day. time for timesaver traffic and larry miller. estimating that the now backup on the outer loop of the beltway between the spur and river road actually in that region now at about two miles at this point where we're seeing drive times come to a crawl. here's a live look from sky 9. you can see for yourself. commuters are having to slow down. again a disabled vehicle as well as an accident contributed to this. commuters' best bet is to add additional time to your commute time to allow for delays. once you get south of the delays, you're good to go. on i-270 coming from frederick making your way toward the capital beltway no major issues but as you travel southbound toward the spur, you will see some delays. again these are just backups associated with the situations that have been on the outer loop of the beltway. coming up after the seven-day forecast, we'll break down your drive times around the metro. plus, we'll have your first look at how things are shaping up on metro this morning. we'll send it over you to. >> tanks, larry -- over to you.
15, 16 dares without -- days without rain n. will be the first time for some students taking the umbrella to the bus stop. >> the scattered showers we've already had are not the end of it. we'll see more on and off rain throughout the day. the rain could translate to thunderstorms as a cold front gets closer. we'll see drier and cooler air behind it. let's get us started with a look at the weather cam and our day planner. wet runways right now at reagan national. the run has moved out for the the most part. 78 degrees at 9:00 a.m. another shower popping through at least parts of the dmv. 81 degrees at noon. we have that threat for a thunderstorm arriving right around the noontime hour as well. 77 degrees at 5:00. the best threat for thunderstorms will be right around 3:00 come 6:00 p.m. this afternoon. current temperature is 73 in hagerstown. 75 in downtown washington. it's 73 right now in waldorf and in fredricksburg. so the temperatures are pretty consistent throughout the area. look at the oppressive humidity we still have in place. the dew points are 72 degrees
right now in leesburg, manassas and downtown washington. the dew point is still a very muggy 73 degrees in fredricksburg. on satellite and radar, you can see the cold front that's making its way toward us. drier air behind that but it's short lived because another cold front is approaching from the great lakes. that moves in as we head into saturday. so today is a stormy afternoon. a high of only 80 degrees. you compare that to the 94 we had yesterday, and it's a big cooldown. saturday will be another stormy day but on friday, we have a brief respite, a chance for a shower and a high of 84. on saturday, though, as i mentioned, we have that threat for this afternoon and evening thunderstorms. in the first alert seven-day forecast, we'll finally get a drier stretch after the unsettled days. high temperatures only in the 70s on sunday and monday. that is your forecast. it's time for timesaver traffic. larry miller time once again. erica grow, thank you. your time 6:16 by the way. metro riders good news. everything is running on schedule. you're certainly good to go
there. the trouble spot however on the outer loop of the beltway near river road. sky 9 still over that scene. seven locks road an alternate you can consider but again if you're going to need to travel along this route, add additional time to your commute time. 20 minutes should be plenty. i want to take you northbound i- 395. we still have the right lane blocked. you get by on the left if you can. hop on 395 at seminary road. that's going to put you north of the delays as well as this accident. back to the maps of the we're still doing fairly well on i- 270 with no major issues as you travel southbound from middlebrook road to the capital beltway now a 13-minute commute. eastbound on i-66, it's been fairly quiet for the most part. we do have volume starting to pick up, however, in areas like fairfax. again, that's typical for your morning ride. from chain bridge road to l street northwest a20-minute commute. northbound on i-95 on the virginia side from richmond highway to i-395, a 10-minute commute. we're doing fairly well with a few trouble spots around the
metro. we'll send it over you to. it's 6:17. in the news right now, military helicopters are now being used to rescue people in japan from flooding triggered by two daze of heavy rain just north of tokyo. 20 inches fell in the span of just 24 hours. one woman is still missing hours after a landslide hit houses there. meanwhile europe continues to deal with an in flux of migrants. just yesterday more than 300 refugees from iraq and syria walked on foot through a highway on the danish-german border. the danish police were forced to close the highway to traffic as they crossed. this is a story that will be trending and it's buzzing on twitter. two years ago he was playing at the u.s. open but he won't be talking tennis today. former pro james blake will be holding a news conference to discuss being slammed to the ground and handcuffed by five new york city police officers. >> the officers were looking for suspects they say were using fake credit cards to buy cell phones. as jessica schneider reports, blake was detained when a
witness pointed them toward him. >> reporter: 35-year-old james blake shakenned and stunned after an afternoon takedown by five undercover officers. blake was standing in front of the grand hyatt hotel on east 42nd street right next to grand central station when cops rushed toward him, tackled him to the ground and handcuffed him. >> have you had any conversations with him at all? >> not yet. >> reporter: commissioner bill bratton addressed blake's allegations of excessive force. >> i immediately ordered the deputy commissioner in charge of internal affairs to open an investigation. the nature of what he described is not what we're supposed to do. >> reporter: blake is hoping the cameras captured the scene and wants one thing from the ympd. >> reporter: what would you -- nypd. >> reporter: what would you like to hear from them? >> an apology. >> reporter: a successful tennis career took him to the semifinals in the beijing olympics and quarter finals of
the 2005-2006 u.s. open. >> he was on his way to an appearance at the u.s. open when it all happened. >> the arrest brought up a new discussion for some about police force and race. a tweet read in part, quote, among the many things messed up about this situation is feeling relieved he wasn't killed. >> blake in his own statement didn't play the race card or anything like that. he said there might have been some correlation between his race but no matter what the issue, he didn't deserve that kind of nature, especially the nature of the crime he may have been accused of. >> you mentioned a former police officer at the center-- >> a former police officer who saw james blake at the u.s. open is the one who stepped in and said whoa, this is who he is, not a suspect. the first cop who slammed him to the ground refused to apologize. >> it's tough to see it happen to a guy like, too-- >> like him, too. >> police are under pressure as
well. someone pointed him out. it's not like they pointed him out. a witness pointed him out. lots to discuss in something like this. >> very much so. a new bankrate.com survey highlights some common misconceptions when it comes to keeping credit card scores high. the survey says 55% of americans thought they had to carry a balance on their credit card and pay interest to improve their score. experts say simply using the card sonsably and making payments on time will help build your credit. >> you're going to risk points for a missed payment so that's something you definitely don't want to do. >> 70% of americans learned having just one type of credit account can hurt your score and many millennials were not aware having a short credit history can bring your score down. apple is making moves to bring faster technology to your
home. they unveiled the new ipad pro with a 13-inch screen. it makes it the largest ipad yet. the iphone 6s and 6s plus have faster processors. most of the products go on sale in the fall. new toys for apple and new store in the washington area. trailedder joe's coming to the -- trader joe's coming to the area. it will cover 11,000 square feet set to open in the summer of 2017. this will be trader joe's third store in d.c. but the first outside of northwest. high school sports in the spotlight. two football players are suspended avid crow shows them attack -- after video shows them attacking a referee. >> coming up what the students say happened moments before they tackled him. >> reporter: hashtag whateverittakes. coming up at 6:30, i'll tell you about the twitter campaign that's heading to capitol hill. >> reporter: it's one of the biggest school systems in the country with an even bigger
problem. not enough money. i'm nikki burdine and i'll tell you how fairfax county schools plan to deal with this problem. >> reporter: i'm first alert meteorologist erica grow ditching the umbrella for now but you'll need it again later on today and recess might be canceled, kids. we have thunderstorms as a possibility in the forecast later on today. the good news is it's much cooler today with a high right around 80 degrees. >> more good news this morning with delays on the outer loop of the beltway starting to ease up. marc train riders you're good to go. vre good to go as we. traffic starting to pick up on the outer loop of the beltway at river road. good news for commuters getting ready to head off to school and/or work this morning. stay with us. we'll have much more
what did iran's supreme leader get in the nuclear deal? to start with, $100 billion. they keep their nuclear facilities and ballistic missiles. there won't be surprise anytime-anywhere inspections. and after ten years, restrictions are lifted and iran could build a nuclear weapon in two months. congress should reject a bad deal. we need a better deal.
our time right now is 6:26. we're learning more about the hit in a texas high school football team everyone has been talking about the past few days. >> school officials still trying to figure out what caused to players to blind side the referee. omar villafranca has more. >> reporter: the video of who san antonio, texas high school football players viciously attacking a referee has been viewed more than anyone million times online. >>it's the most egregious event i ever witnessed in my 40 years of education. >> reporter: the state's governing body that oversees high school sports, disurk the investigation, players -- during the investigation, players claim after a few bad calls the assistant football coach said this guy needs to pay for cheating us. he's now on administrative
leave. several players also accuse the umpire robert watts of using racial slurs during the game. the [ inaudible ] >> it's a game. it's not appropriate to go assaulting somebody feloniously for whatever reason, particularly a bogus reason, a made up reason that doesn't even exist. >> reporter: the two players have been kicked off the team suspended from school and could face criminal charges. >> robert watts' attorney says the ref was injured but is not in the hospital right now. the school district is treating the incident as an assault on a school official. no timetable, though, on if or when criminal charges could be filed. final exams get an f in montgomery county. the school board has voted to do away with those exams. instead students will be getting quarterly assessments which could include tests or projects. the move is getting mixed reviews from students.
>> it's like most definite a factor you have to worry about. >> we can be more creative and stuff like that. >> since it does go towards your grade, it's like how. >> starting this school year, two-hour finals will not be given at the end of the next year. next school year all high school courses will transition to quarterly assessments. right now at 6:30, morning showers and storms. where they're heading and how they might impact your commute or commutes. one week into the new school year, fairfax county is already $100 million in the hole. programs are being cut across the board. >> yikes. thanks for waking up with us. we're in the middle of a wet rush hour for some. >> that's a good thing in some cases. i'm reason reason. larry miller may -- i'm andrea roane. larry miller may have problems
with that. he's tracking traffic on area roads. but we begin with erica grow with the rain we need. you can see it's still wet at reagan national but the rain is no longer actively falling. we will see more rain, though, 9:00 a.m. 76 degrees. 81 at noon. there's the potential for some thunderstorms as we head into then in time hour. 7 -- into the noontime hour. 78 degrees at 4:00. the best potential for the storms between 3:00 and 6:00 in the afternoon. it's 73 right now in fredricksburg and tappahannock. 71 martinsburg. 72 in winchester and leesburg right now. on satellite and radar, we're mott done with the rain. the -- we're not done with the rain. the cold front will bring us thunderstorms as well. right now time for timesaver traffic and larry miller. thanks. we're still dealing with the residual delays as a result of some of the accidents because of the weather. the shoulder blocked eastbound in centreville. from our trafficland cam we get a look at how the delays are shaping up as a result. that is the accident now on the shoulder. you can see the volume there on
the left-hand side of your screen. again commuters will need to add additional time. i say 15 minutes should do you just fine. i want to take a look at some of the other issues popping up around town. sky 9 close to river road, we had two earlier issues that have since been resolved but we have residual delays going on. this is actually a lot better than it was maybe even 10, 15 minutes ago so improvements certainly being made. we'll take you to southern maryland coming up in about ten minutes. over to you. later today we're expecting a critical decision to be made in the freddie gray case. >> stay in baltimore or move to another county. a judge will make the decision today. let's go to mike in the newsroom for the very latest. >> reporter: good morning, guys. that's the big question. will the six police officers charged in freddie gray's death be tried in baltimore or somewhere else. prosecutors want to keep it there. defense attorneys say they need to have the case moved. now the hearing comes just a day after gray's family got a $6.4 million settlement from the city. legal experts say that could help the defense get the trials
moved. the police union believe it is will be hard to seat a jury that was not tainted by the media coverage of the multimillion dollar settlement. circuit judge barry williams will also have to consider all of the unrest in e city after gray's death and the curfew that followed. we'll keep you updated throughout the day on the progress of the hearing. it will all be on the wusa9 app. back to you. this morning the parents of a 16-year-old alexandria girl are pleading for her safe return. zaneisha hawkins has been missing for almost a month. last night more than a hundred people gathered at a local church to pray for her safe return. they lit candles and her father made a heartfelt plea to his daughter. he said, quote, baby girl come home. >> reporter: happening today gun control rally on capitol hill because today is whatever it takes day of action. that's exactly why andy parker is heading here to washington to rally congress for the very first time since his own daughter was murdered just last
month. her name of course you may -- [ ringtone ] >> we thought when gabby was shot something would happen. with sandy hook something would happen. with aurora something would happen and it never did. but i think people recognizing who the vehicle tip was and what she represented -- victim was and what she represented and how kind and sweet and innocent she was, i think this time it's going to be different. >> reporter: you can hear the pain in his voice. he is very hopeful but knows he's facing an uphill battle.
the movement on twitter, you can follow it under the hashtag whateverittakes. today's rally will start at 11:00 on the corner of 1st and constitution. if you want to learn more about the rally and get the latest information, log on to our mobile app wusa9. back to you in the studio. >> thanks, delia. democrats are blasting a house judiciary committee investigation into planned parenthood. they say the investigation is part of a decades long effort to curtail abortion rights. the democratic lawmaker say it follows deceptively edited videos that shows no evidence of wrongdoing by planned parenthood but republicans say the video shows planned parenthood was illegally selling tissue for profit. prosecutors are now calling former virginia first lady maureen mcdonnell, quote, a full player in a bribery scheme with her husband. they're demanding that an appeals court reject her request to overturn her corruption convictions. the prosecutors say the former first lady got a fair trial in.
in their latest filing they say maureen mcdonnell does not deserve to have her convictions vacated. a crisis in fairfax county public schools. the school is getting their budget cut once again, this time by $80 million. and school administrators are at a loss. where is this money supposed to be taken from? they held a public meeting last night in reston to ask for the public's suggestions. they even installed this new online tool where parents, teachers and school administrators can submit their why ideas. -- their ideas. some of the suggestions increasing class sizes which has happened four out of the last five years. other suggestions making kindergartners go half day instead. we hear how fairfax county has one of the wealthiest school districts in the country so how could they be in trouble? each year the budget has been consistently cut and now with
state required retirement changes and continued growth, the cuts just keep on coming and as you can imagine, parents and teachers are just frustrated. >> none of these options are best for these kids. our property taxes go up and it gets more expensive to live here yet here we are with no money for our schools. >> reporter: if you have more questions about this online tool, we have it available on our wusa9 mobile app. if you want to voice your concerns, there will be another public meeting with fairfax county public schools at mount vernon high school. that will be this saturday from 10:00 until noon. live in fairfax county, i'm nikki burdine, wusa9. we usually celebrate this day as friday eve but it is thursday celebrating the first day of the n.f.l. season and this year the iconic ball we all love getting a makeover. >> we'll take a tour of the wilson factory for an upclose look at that new ball as we celebrate a biewf, beautiful day -- a beautiful, beautiful
day. >> i'm first alert meteorologist erica grow. it's still warm and muggy out here but the rain has pushed out for the moment. we'll see more rain as we head through the day and the potential for some thunderstorms. high temperatures only around 80 degrees this afternoon. much different than the high of 94 that we had yesterday. the heat wave is over but the storms continue in the first alert seven-day forecast. >> we reported on issues on i- 66 at centreville where the shoulder is blocked. still dealing with residual delays but right now we are doing really well on i-270. here's a live look right now to show you how things are shaping up here germantown road. you can see traffic flowing freely in both directions. just a little bit of a slowdown on the southbound side. stay with us. much more news, weather and traffic coming up.
welcome back. 6:40. i'm first alert meteorologist erica grow. if you're first waking up -- if you're just waking up, it did rain throughout the area. right now looking at drier conditions. it's very warm. 72 in leesburg and manassas. 76 at bwi and annapolis and 75 in downtown washington. you can see the beautiful breaks in the clouds on the
michael & son weather cam but that's not going to be the story today. on and off showers this morning. then thunderstorms in the afternoon with high temperatures right around 80 degrees. it's going to be much cooler than yesterday. we'll talk more about the rain in the first alert seven-day. right now time for timesaver traffic. we certainly want to upgrade the traffic situation around town. besides the volume a lot of our earlier issues are being resolved. that's some good news and will be a help to commuters this morning. again the shoulder still blocked on i-66 eastbound at centreville so be mindful. we have some slight delays. we're seeing improvement on the outer loop of the beltway at river road where sky 9 has been throughout much of the morning. we had two earlier issues, a disabled tractor-trailer as well as an accident that are all cleared. looks like the delays are starting to ease up a bit. will you see a bit after slight slowdown for about half a mile which is certainly better than the two-mile backup we saw earlier. traveling southbound on 295 from maryland making your way into d.c., no mayor trouble. you will see a little bit after
slowdown as you get closer to the 11th street bridge. we'll have your drive times coming up after the seven-day forecast. over to you. 6:42. apple unveils a string of new high-tech toys including a tool designed to bring back the art of drawing. >> how people are reacting to the old pen, we shall see. >> a look inside the wilson football factory where the iconic pig skin gets a golden makeover for super bowl 50. sure, tv has evolved over the years. it's gotten squarer. brighter. bigger. it's gotten thinner. even curvier. but what's next? for all binge watchers. movie geeks. sports freaks. x1 from xfinity will change the way you experience tv.
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has been. >> what do you think oprah is doing right now? >> she's probably talking to gayle in their secret language. [ laughter ] >> you know you've made it when colbert name drops you. on that note time to see what our partners over at cbs this morning are covering. >> we're talking about our favorite partner speaking in her secret language to us, gayle king live in new york with a preview. good morning, gayle. were you up when you heard stephen colbert call you by name? >> no, no but i dvr'ed it and i promise, i am not going to use a secret language this morning. i'm going to talk in regular english. good to see you guys. ahead we are in phoenix as the f.b.i. joins the hunt for a shooter targeting drivers along one of the country's busiest freeways. plus, republicans go avedon nald trump and hill -- go after donald trump and hillary clinton leads democrats in another state.
and we'll take you inside the football factory where the pig skin get as makeover for super bowl 5-0. 5-0 means 50, y'all. because 50 and anniversary, you know that means golden so it's a golden football. >> they're not going to play with that ball, are they? >> no, nick. no, it's just symbolic, nicholas. >> thank you, gayle. >> have a great morning. >> see you guys. >> thank you. doing some reading here, more than 50 days in the 90s? 52. unreal. >> that's unusual. it's not record breaking but it is unusual and this might be the end of it. we might finally see the 90s leaving us behind. let's take a look outside at the michael & son weather cam. of course it has to come at a price in the form of showers and thunderstorms. but at least we need the rain at this point. 7 # degrees at 9:00 a.m. -- 78 degrees at 9:00 a.m. another shower passing through.
thunderstorms will be with us on and off through the afternoon hours. if you get the rain at any point in the day, don't be surprised because we have the potential for rain pretty much at any point from 9:00 a.m. onward. it's 73 right now in hagerstown. 27 in leesburg. 72 in gaithersburg as well and 74 at andrews. you can see all the rain on satellite and radar. that's why we're not done yet. the cold front is still lingering off to the west. on 9 futurecast another round of rain arriving by noon by the lunch hour for just about everyone in the metro area. a brief break in the action before more rain for that evening commute and we'll start to dry out as we head into the overnight hours. another shower still likely till about midnight. then dry again on friday but saturday another cold front approaches. you can see the rain right here on 9 futurecast making its way toward us as we head into saturday afternoon. so today is a yellow alert day. on and off showers in the morning and afternoon thunderstorms, a high of only 80 degrees so way cooler than yesterday. 84 on friday. it looks like a great day with a partly sunny sky and the potential for a leftover stray
shower but most of us stay dry on friday. saturday not the case, though. more rain with a high of 81. then 70s on both sunday and monday. larry, time for timesaver traffic. >> erica negotiation thank you, can -- erica grow, thank you kindly. metro riders, we're doing really well. no issues on the trains or buses so good news there. traveling southbound . /-270 from convince orchard road to -- quince orchard road to the capital beltway, a 11-minute commute. traveling eastbound on i-66, we had earlier issues in centreville. that's wrapped up. good news there. from nutley street to 27th street northwest, a 26-minute commute. once you get insides the beltway, you can -- inside the beltway, you can see from the red we have heavier volume as you make your way to rosslyn over the key bridge. on the virginia side from furnace road toi-395 a -- to i- 395, a 10-minute commute. doing really well from fort meade road to annapolis road. a 12-minute commute. we know this area typically
sees a lot of volume. want to give you a live look from our maryland camera and show you how things are shaping up on 23-- on 275. traffic -- 270, traffic flowing freely in both directions. yesterday's apple announcements included a $100 pencil as an accessory for the ipad. >> it did not go unnoticed on twitter. tommy mcfly has more. i mow it was trending. >> totally. since we're friends, i'll tell you a pen for 75 bucks. okay, 50. how about that? a deal? $50? yesterday apple unleashed a bunch of updates to the iphone 6 and the ipad and the apple pencil which lets you draw in old school fashion. there was an oughtible -- audible laugh when the announcement was made and the internet went crazy talking about this. one guy tweeted hate to brag but i'm the first person to get
my hands on the hashtag apple hashtag pencil. the diner chain denny's tweeted out they have their brand new high-tech denny's toothpick. no word if that's still complimentary with your meal or not or they're charging a hundred bucks for that. back to you guys. >> all right, tommy. >> no love for the pen. what you need to get through the gates of the latest fair. >> wusa9 is back after this. you wouldn't have known it at the time but the stephen strasburg of 2012 has started something. the mets have their own connumb drum whether they'll shut down their ace mat harvey after surgery and most recently the nationals having to move joe ross, their rookie right hander from the rotation into the bullpen after throwing too many
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a gun control rally. the main speaker andy parker. his daughter alison parker was killed, gunned down on live tv. she was the morning reporter for wdbj. you can follow the movement on twitter hashtag whateverittakes. you can follow the rally by logging on to our mobile app wusa9. back to you. >> reporter: today a new $26 million visitors center will open at the flight 93 national memorial in shanksville, pennsylvania. video, artifacts and photos tell the story of flight 93. 44 people died whether that plane went down -- when that plane went down on september
11, 2001. the county fair opens in maryland. admission $6. children are free under 5. final look at the forecast, 80 degrees today. that's the good news, way cooler than yesterday. the bad news we're not done with the rain. on and off showers this morning and the potential for thunderstorms this afternoon. a nice day tomorrow with a high of 84. the suitland parkway certainly having its problems right now eastbound at nailer road. two lanes blocked as a result of an accident. a tow truck is on scene so it should clear up soon. want to let you know, this just into the traffic center about 30 seconds ago. georgetown pike is shet down in both directions for a crash. just minor injuries. escalating tensions as russia sends troops and weapons into war-torn syria. should the u.s. be concerned? >> if you want to read up on nikki's story about fairfax county school's $100 million budget gap, we have that on our mobile app. >> larry and i will be back
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good morning. it is thursday, september 10th, 20. welcome to "cbs this morning." a shooting spree on one of america's busiest freeways terrifies drivers. 're in phoenix on a hunt for a domestic terrorist. presidential candidates gang up on trump on his views on women and faith while clinton's polls are struggling in iowa. how they could rewrite history. but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 skojds. >> it will change. we will have so much winning if i get elected that you may g